EMG pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by LvHooters, Dec 20, 2000.

  1. LvHooters


    Sep 20, 2000
    I've been contemplating getting a DEAN Improv 4..they have EMG-CS pickups...I know of EMG-HZ but whats a CS and whats the Difference???
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    The CS is an active, humbucking pickup. It's part of the regular EMG line, unlike the HZ's. It has a metal bar across the ceramic magnets for more even tone. The HZ's are passive pickups, but they're supposed to be better than the EMG Select's.
  3. j3b3r


    Aug 19, 2000
    The metal bar were added between the dual coils to bring warmer sound. I'm using it rite now on my project bass as a single pickup and it's realy2 kickass ?!?!?!?!

    check out http://www.emginc.com

  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    If you are looking for that trademark active EMG sound, with the added warmth of Fender style pickups, the CS capture this sound well.

    Not quite as honky or hi-fi as regular EMGs, but built in preamp and low impedance and a mixture of traditional and modern tones.